Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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Tila Tequila, Jew (?), Converts to Sexy Hitler

With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally

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Jews and Booze in the Kingdom of Poland

The Friday Review of Books

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In Defense of the Crass Consumerism of Walmart—and Everyone Else

Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce

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In Israel, Death of a Wedding Singer Who Was an Icon of Palestinian Culture

The murder of Shafik Kabha raises questions about the rampant violence in the Israeli Arab community

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Arik Einstein, Israel’s Greatest Singer, Dies at 74

The pop sensation defined and preserved Israeli culture—until he no longer could

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Introducing The Friday Review of Books

Liel Leibovitz’s weekly literary series

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Papers, Please: A Video Game With No Shootouts or Theft—Only the Banality of Evil

New indie hit has players make life-and-death decisions with nothing more than a desk and a set of stamps

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Jewish Polish Food Is Like the Internet, Say the Knights of the Order of the Kishka

Tech-savvy aficionados of cholent and chopped liver defend the honor of Polish cuisine by likening it to advanced technology

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The Most Fascinating Novel About Israel You’ll Read This Year

Don’t believe the hype: Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath is a brilliant work of fiction about those who want the Jewish state to disappear

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The Tragedy of Open Zion’s Demise

The blog could have lived—even gotten better—after Beinart

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Pokémon Has Solutions for the Problems Facing America’s Jewish Community

The popular video game franchise has precious advice to offer about communication, continuity, and keeping the faith

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Andy Samberg Refuses To Be Jewish. Too Bad for His Television Show.

As ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ gets picked up for an entire season, the show must learn from ‘Barney Miller’ and find its Jewish soul

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Rodger Kamenetz Will Explain Your Dreams

The writer and dream therapist’s new collaboration with artist Michael Hafftka

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In Tel Aviv’s Mayoral Elections, It’s the Left Versus the Far Left

Young, progressive voters are accusing liberal paragons like Gideon Levy of selling out. Will their split have national implications?

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And So, He Won

Why Philip Roth shouldn’t have won the Nobel prize

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Miley Cyrus’ Anti-Semitic Slip Is Showing

Laments that record execs are too old and Jewish to know good club music

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The Tumultuous Life and Nuanced Work of Israel’s Greatest Children’s Book Writer

After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes

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A Few Good Roths

People who are better than Philip

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Samson the Nazerite, Ze’ev Jabotinsky (1927)

A political parable for the ages

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Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust (1913)

A Madeleine ignites a masterpiece

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Breakdown and Bereavement, Joseph Haim Brenner (1920)

The legacy of an accidental martyr and intellectual hero

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Das Kapital, Karl Marx (1867)

Measuring the force of hugely influential, if ultimately dangerous ideas

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Auto-Emancipation, Leo Pinsker (1882)

Zionism’s reluctant forefather

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The Trial, Franz Kafka (1915)

The most Kafka-esque of Kafka’s work

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The Savage Mind, Claude Lévi-Strauss (1962)

The way we think, and why

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Man Is Not Alone, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1951)

A classic of 20th-century theology

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Remembering Tech Titan Danny Lewin, the Fighting Genius on Flight 11

The first victim of the 9/11 attacks was a veteran of an elite IDF unit, as well as an innovative Internet entrepreneur

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The Massive New U.S. Investment in Palestinian Mortgages Is a Really Bad Idea

Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.